A history teacher is planning to open a brand new school in the North Carolina research triangle in 2013 and is blogging about his process of teaching his students in ways that promote active and engaged learning. Andy and Tim discuss some of the methods and look at the bigger picture about the possibilities of this type of learning becoming mainstream in public schools and the problem with private and charter schools as a pedestal for greater learning.
Who do blogs suck in higher education? Martha Burtis, Andy Rush, and Jim Groom tackle the question of how educators can engage their audience using blogs by reflecting and finding your voice. There’s also a lot of hand-holding and promising that they don’t need Tim Owens (although you might not hear it).